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Band Box: Denver’s Big Little Label

Band Box Building final sepia jpg

July 7th, 2017

“Hello, i’m the former owner of the collectors records stores in co springs in the early 80s and i have seen many band box records. the 45s with a zip code were pressed in the early 70s, don’t know if they were legit reissues or not but i had heard they were.  Perhaps Dave Stidman could elaborate on this. Giuseppe’s twist was recorded for Giuseppe’s cellar in col springs, the owner offered me a box of about a hundred of the 45 in the early 80s and i turned them down as i had several copies already and they didn’t sell.  Istill have several copies of band box # 103 which i got in a purchase from a western slope juker a year or so ago.

I really enjoyed reading this page and seeing the 45 labels which i had held in my hands so many times.”

BAND BOX SINNERS LOGOOn this page I have added images to the Band Box discography in catalog number order. For an alphabetical-by-artist discography visit  Band Box Artists Page – A through KVisit Band Box Artists Page – L through Z)

Bandbox244 & Hitch Hiker Higgins

Bandbox244 & Hitch Hiker Higgins

Band Box Records began in the early 1950’s as “Columbine” records.  A name change to Band Box occurred around 1958.  The company was owned by A. V. Pasca (Aurelia Victoria – maiden name) who later became Vicky Morosan.

Terri Hale – Granddaughter of Victoria – contacted us with additional biographical information.  Terri tells us: “Her name is Aurelia Victoria, but she did go by Vicky.  The family did emigrate to the United States from Transylvania, Romania.  However, their Romanian name is Pasca, which means bread in Romanian.  The name was inadvertently changed to Paskie by Ellis Island officials as her parents entered the United States.  The incorrect spelling remained much to the ire of my Grandmother.  My Grandmother, however, refused to ever use the name Paskie. It was a very sore subject with her.  We knew not to ever bring up the subject.  She would sometimes revisit the topic and I can still hear her today say in her thick Romanian accent that the Romanians are descendants of the Romans and not Slavic, as the name Paskie would imply.”

The local Blog site  “North of Pueblo” (by former DJ Lisa Wheeler) provides more background information about Vicky Morosan and Band Box.

Vicky resided at 1155 Reed Street in Lakewood, Colorado – a community just west of Denver proper.  This residence is now gone – replaced by condos.   The Band Box studios were eventually located at 5136 West 41st Avenue (after the early acquisition of Columbine Records in North Denver.  This building is now occupied by “Freaky’s” – a small  ‘head shop’ franchise with several locations in the Denver area.

Columbine Records

Columbine 102Graves, Will & Rhythm Rangers - Columbine 106 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You w Sleeve

We’re pretty certain that the Columbine record company evolved into Band Box Records.  Columbine was owned by Karl Zomar.  It was definitely Denver-based and could very likely have been the forerunner to Vicky’s ambitious big/little label.  A great account of the transition from Columbine to Band Box is presented at the “North of Pueblo” Blog.  From their research.

The Columbine discography is presented on the bottom of this page

Band Box Letterhead

Band Box Letterhead

Recording Studios

05 BAND BOX - ENGINEER

It is reported by this Denver Post article (on the local Denver-based movie “Gears, Grease and Guitars”) that Vicky moved Columbine to a building at 220 Broadway.  Lisa Wheeler (North of Pueblo) sent me the scan of this very interesting record label from “Broadway Sound Productions” further identified as “Home of Band Box and Keyboard Records” which is obviously a very early release from the Broadway location.  According to some early Band Box artists – the early recordings were recorded in studios around the Denver area.  Then sometime in the early 1960,s it was apparently off to the 5136 West 41st Ave new home to Band Box until it’s demise around 1970 or 1971.  The image below was sent to me by Lisa Wheeler – Blog author for the site “North of Pueblo“.

BAND BOX - BROADWAY SOUND

Saints guitarist Joe Holenbek specifically recalls many sessions at a studio “around 20th and Champa” in what is now called “Lo Do”.  Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Band Box artist Lee Sims recalls later recording sessions which were released on the Band Box “Rustique” and “Keyboard” labels having been cut at studios at Alameda & South Pearl (possibly Western Cine) and Evans & South Lipan.  Tom Lundin of the Blog site “The Denver Eye” was told by a local record collector that several sessions resulting in Band Box label releases were recorded in out-of-town studios which probably vouches for sessions by country artists such as Trevor Van, Johnny Dollar and Penny (DeHaven) Starr all of whom can’t be traced to the Band Box studio as well as many more sessions back east or likely in Nashville and so on.

Vicky Morosan -Band Box Legend

02 BAND BOX - VICKY MOROSAN

Vicky Morosan was the driving force behind Band Box, acquiring the label in the 1950’s.  Dave Barhite of the Saints and Larry Higgins of Freddie and the Hitch-Hikers both remember Vicky fondly.  Dave recalls, “Before the studio was obtained on 41st Avenue, we spent many hours over at her house in Lakewood.  And she was always present at the recording sessions, and always offered opinion and suggestions.  Vicky appears briefly in the video “Gears, Grease and Guitars” (by Mike Olafson) – a look at Denver in the early days of hot rods and rock and roll.  In the film she is entered while well into her 90’s.  According to a Denver Post article she passed away before the completion of the film.  Here is a review of the film from the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper.

Aurelia Victoria Morosan Obituary

Aurelia - Mt. Olivet - Golden, Colorado

Aurelia V. Morosan – Mt. Olivet – Golden, Colorado

(From the Denver Post – October 1st, 2006: “MOROSAN, AURELIA V. Aurelia V. Morosan, 96, of Lakewood. Wife of the late Frank Morosan. Mother of Frances (Vernon) Olin and the late Louis Morosan, Virginia Ruppel, and Anna Konrade. Sister of Elizabeth (Ed) Ryder, and Daniel (Fran) Paskie. Also survived by fifteen grandchildren thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, 7:00 PM, with Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11:30 AM. Both will be held at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Entombment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.”

Vicky Morosan at the Piano – from “Gears, Grease & Guitars”

03 BAND BOX - MOROSAN VICKY

Vicky in 2006 shortly before her death

Band Box - Record Mailer

Colorado record collector Rick Price sent me this scan of a Band Box record mailer.  Rick also reports having seen some Band Box 78 rpm pressings at some point!

Band Box Logo

The Band Box logo was first registered on January 8th, 1963.  According to trademark data, first use of the name/logo was in July of 1954 – a date that does correspond to the purchase of the company by Vicky as researched and reported on “North of Pueblo”.  And it does appear that Karl Zomar did use a “Band Box” label of sorts to distribute some or at least a single children’s record.  Again – refer to the “North of Pueblo” post for the entire story.

Band Box - Registered in 1963 but in Use on Records by 1958/59

Band Box – Registered in 1963 but in Use on Records by 1958/59

This 1957 ad casts some cloud on the ownership of Band Box – Although the accompanying text indicates that Vicky was the next buyer – interesting that the ad contact information indicates that Vicky (maiden name “A.V. Pasca) ” ran the ad so apparently she changed her mind and held on to Band Box.  Question is – when did she come into ownership in the first place

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Clifford Mitchell (Band Box Logo/Cover Artist)

I love the Band Box label and LP cover art.  Sort of distinguishes it from all others.  Here is what the granddaughter of Vicky Morosan (Band Box owner) Terri Hale relates regarding Clifford. “I spoke to my aunt and asked about the Band Box logo.  She said that it was designed by a man by the name of Clifford Mitchell, a Denver designer/artist that did all of the design work for Band Box.  She said that she could not remember if he came up with the name (Band Box) or my Grandmother or if it was a collaboration of efforts.”

Further to Clifford Mitchell is local artist and radio executive Dick Dedrick (Band Box LP 1018 “Animal Tales & Tunes”) account of Cliff: “I was a friend of Cliff Mitchell.  He was the artist for Channel 2 when I worked there in the 50’s.  He also did movie posters for Atlas Theaters.  He was fast and fabulous!   His graphic design would win a Grammy for campiest labels if there was such a thing (category).  In the early days Cliff was Lawrence Welk’s ‘manager’, of sorts.  He helped him book dates and come up with promotional ideas.  He said Welk once told him ‘We need to come up with some stunts.’  Doesn’t sound like Lawrence, does it?”  Show below are examples of the various Band Box Records labels as well as some cover art by Mitchell.

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SPICY LP 5003 - JORDAN, RACHEL (1) SPICY LP 5002 - BOB & SYLVIA (1) BAND BOX LP 1006 - KAE, RONNY (1) BAND BOX LP 1004 - BLUE RHYTHMS (1) BAND BOX LP 1002 - INK SPOTS (1)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASPICY LP 5001 - WATSON & COWAN (1)

Band Box – the 1155 Reed Street address

This address does appear on many of the earlier Band Box releases.  But not all.  For instance early release Band Box 204 carries the 41st Avenue address – the studio location.  This record should date around 1958 or so.  But subsequent Band Box releases carry the 1155 Reed Street address – a residentual single family home.  Some releases after this carry no address.  Then Reed Street appears up until about Band Box 287 at which time 41st Ave is back.  287 would date about 1962.  This runs true until Band Box 335 (Buddy Miller) which reverts to Reed Street (mid 1963) then right back to 41st Ave on 336 and continuing right up until the final record was pressed – most likely Band Box 393 by a group called Euphoria.

11th and Reed – But 1155 is Long Gone

The Final Band Box Chapter

By the early 1970’s, the Band Box studio was probably idle.  The group Euphoria was most likely the last group to pass through the doors with a Band Box release to their credit.  The small ad below in Billboard Magazine  – in the March 20th 1971 edition was the apparent final attempt to sell Band Box.

I located an interesting item on the Bob Yeazel web site relating to the possible sale of the studio:

“I (Yeazel) bought an old recording studio called “Bandbox Records” on 44th and Sheridan, a long time Denver icon.  It was a two track studio where, ironically I had cut a demo with a surf band years before.  You all stood around a mic and moved around to get your vocal balance.  This, of course was after you recorded the music on the other track using the same one mic technique.  You need more drums?  Move the mic closer to the drums!…….”  “I bought  it (the studio) from George Kreiger along with Brian Kreizenbeck……..” “The owner of  the building reduced the size of the studio and eliminated the practice room  attached and converted it to a small apartment. This is how it remains to this  very day.”

Yeazel then recalls that he may have sold the building back to Krieger – who is no relation to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame board member George Krieger.

So that is it for now for the Band Box legacy.  I am always searching for more tidbits and historical information relating to this great “big/little” Denver label.

Band Box Recordings by Catalog Number & Year

BAND BOX MAILER

The following is a complete listing of all known Band Box 45’s with year of release or month and year when known as well as a link to a label image on “45 Cat” when one is available. The dates are best estimates. This list is in the process of undergoing a edit based on comprehensive information supplied by Colorado’s George “Doc” Krieger – Chief Researcher for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. He has provided extensive edits and additions to the total Band Box discography. My thanks to him and his continued efforts. Please visit the

Colorado Music Hall of Fame web site! The earliest Band Box releases were probably from the year 1958. We will work to determine better year of release in the future.

The date of Leo Frazier release is not known. The record carries a completly unique catalog number not corresponding to any other known release – and it is on the black label with a silver logo. The discovery of Band 100 is a true rarity – submitted by Rick from Broomfield, Colorado. Notice the complete absence of any address on the label.

Band Box 78-29 – Daddy Ed (7-inch 78 rpm single) – “Sammy the Skunk” b/w “Dummy the Duck”
(Image from Lisa Wheeler – Blog Author – North of Pueblo – Only known copy)

BAND BOX 78-29 - DADDY ED

Band Box 0003 – Leo Frazier – “He’s Your Savior, He’s Your Friend” b/w “If I Could Be Your Friend”

Leo Frazier also recorded with the Washington Park United Church of Christ & The Shorter Ame Church on the John Law label.

Band Box 0003 - Frazier, Leo -He's Your Savior He's Your Friend.pngBand Box 0003 - Frazier, Leo - If I Could be Your Friend.png

Band Box 100 – Alfonso Gonzalez – “Nieves de Enero” b/w “Tierra Sin Nombre” – 1966

BAND BOX 100 (1) BAND BOX 100 (2)

Band Box 102 – The Gonzalez Brothers Orchestra – “Corazon Herido” b/w “Carita De Palo” – 1966

BAND BOX 102 - GONZALES BROS BAND BOX 102 - GONZALES BROS_0001

Band Box 103 – Robert Mondragon & the Gonzalez Brothers – “In Memory of Brave Men” b/w “En Memoria De Hombres Vlientes” – 1966

BAND BOX 103 (1) BAND BOX 103 (2)

Band Box 103 (custom) – Smokey Len – “Hometown Rodeo” b/w “Loser’s Club” – 1966
(Duplicate catalog #)

Len, Smokey - Band Box Custom 103 - Hometown Rodeo Len, Smokey - Band Box Custom 103 - Loser's Club

The apparent first known Band Box release is number 200 by The Ruff Family followe by Ronnie Kae release 201. It would be until 1962 until he would have his second release – Band Box 300. So there is some doubt as to the accuracy of the dating corresponding to the numbering system. Band Box 201 was a the black label with silver print. The next two releases in the catalog were both red labels with black print – and the only two known red Band Box releases. More than likely – Ronny Kae’s 201 came later on – out of sequence – due to the record label carrying the 41st Avenue Band Box studio address. This studio had not yet been acquired in the late 1950’s. According to The Saints leader – Dave Barhite, many of the first Band Box sessions were in various studios around Denver, probably as late as winter 1961 or even early 1962.

Band Box Circa 1958

Band Box 200 – Ruff Family – “Lonesome and Blue” b/w “Brown’s Ferry Blues”

BAND BOX 200 (1) BAND BOX 200 (2)

Band Box 201 – Ronnie Kae – “Caravan” b/w “Boom Boom”

Band Box 201 - Kae, Ronny - Boom Boom Band Box 201 - Kae, Ronny - Caravan

Band Box 204 – Ossie Sladek and the Paratroopers – “Song of Laughter” b/w “The Paratrooper Song”

Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers PS - The Paratroopers Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers PS - Song of Laughter

Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers - Song of Laughter Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers - The Paratroopers

Band Box 205 – New Mobile Strugglers – “Satisfy Your Mind” b/w “Wait for the Door to Swing Back”
(Need Images )

Band Box 220 45 RPM – Bernie Wingert with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (A Side) – Pat Peale with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (B Side) – “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” b/w “There’s a Star in the Sky”

BAND BOX 270 (1) BAND BOX 270 (2)

Band Box 220 78 RPM – Bernie Wingert with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (A Side) – Pat Peale with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (B Side) – “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” b/w “There’s a Star in the Sky”
(This is the only Band Box 78 RPM that I have seen to date (2015)

BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (1)

BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (2) BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (3)

Band Box Circa 1959

Band Box 221 – Chuck Mills & the Monarchs – “Who Was the Fool” b/w “She’s Mine

Monarchs - Band Box 221 A Monarchs - Band Box 221 B

Band Box 222 – Walt Conley – “Colorado Queen of the West” b/w “The Colorado Story”

Conley, Walt - Band Box 222 - Colorado Story Band Box 222 PS 2 - Conley, Walt - Colorado Story

Band Box 222 - Conley, Walt - Colorado Queen of the West Band Box 222 - Conley, Walt - Colorado Story

Band Box 223 – Walt Conley – “Passin Thru” b/w “Worried Man Blues”

BAND BOX 223 - CONLEY - WALT A BAND BOX 223 - CONLEY - WALT B

Band Box 224 – Lee Chandler & the Blue Rhythms – “Tree Top” b/w “Consideration”

Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 PS F Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 PS B

Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 A Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 B

Band Box 225 – Bob & Shirley – “Your True Love” b/w “Consideration”

Bob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 B Bob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 A

Bob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 BVBob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 AV

Band Box 225 – Gibbons Family – “That Old Country Church” b/w What is the Need to Worry
(Duplicate catalog #)

Band Box 225 - Gibbons Family - The Old Country Church Band Box 225 - Gibbons Family - What Is the Need to Worry

Band Box 226 – Mastertones featuring J.D. Scott (Jimmy Scott or “Scotty”) – “Fannie Mae” b/w “Crazy Little Ole Feeling”

Mastertones - Band Box 226 - 60s B Mastertones - Band Box 226 - 60s A

Band Box 227 – Chuck Mills & the Monarchs – “Ding Dong” b/w “Who Was the Fool

Band Box 227 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Ding DongBand Box 227 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Who Was the Fool

Band Box 228 – Sonny Covington & the Original Valiants – “Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey” b/w “We Too”

Band Box 228 - Covington, Sonny - Hey Hey Hey Hey Band Box 228 - Covington, Sonny - We Two

Band Box 229 – Sami Cee & Penzmen – “Dark Eyes” b/w “Malaguena”

BAND BOX 229 (2) BAND BOX 229 (1)

Band Box 230 – Chuck Mills & the Monarchs – “Johnny Rondo” b/w “Angel Eyes”

Band Box 230 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Johnny RondoBand Box 230 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Angel Eyes

Band Box 231 – Fabulous Cyclones – “Cyclone” b/w “Texas Cucaracha”

Cyclones - Band Box 221 - 60 A Cyclones - Band Box 221 - 60 B

Band Box 232 – Hummingbirds – “Teenage Wedding” b/w “See You in My Dreams”

BAND BOX 232 (2)BAND BOX 232 (1)

Band Box 233 – Elaine Taylor & the Mastertones – “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” b/w “Baby Won’t You Please”

BAND BOX 233 (2) BAND BOX 233 (1)

Band Box 234 – Lee Chandler & Blue Rhythms – “Old Lonesome Times” b/w “I’ll Step Aside”

BAND BOX 234 (2) BAND BOX 234 (1)

Band Box 235 – Saints – “Playboy” b/w “Rockin’ Siam”

Band Box 235 - Saints - PlayboyBand Box 235 - Saints - Rockin Siam

Band Box 236 – Mandarens – “Going Away” b/w “Let the Bells Ring”

BAND BOX 236 (2)BAND BOX 236 (1)

Band Box 237 – Tony Randall Larson & the Saints – “Cool Yule” b/w “Bear Hug”

Band Box 237 - Larson, Tony - Cool Yule

Band Box 237 - Larson, Tony - Cool Yule R Band Box 237 - Larson, Tony - Bear Hug R

Band Box 238 – Scotty & Bobo & the Mastertones – “For the Rest of My Life” b/w “Mamacita Mia”
(Pink sleeve may be a bootleg – For a time it showed up a lot on EBay)

Band Box 238 - Mastertones - For the Rest of My Life PS Band Box 238 - Mastertones - Mamacita Mia PS

Band Box 238 PSred- Scotty & Bobo & Mastertones - For The Rest Of My Life 400 Band Box 238 PSrd - Scotty & Bobo & Mastertones - Mamacita Mia 400

Band Box 238 - Scotty & Bobo & Mastertones - For the Rest of My Life Band Box 238 - Mastertones - Mamacita Mia

Band Box 239 – Bob & Sylvia – “Don’t Touch” b/w “Arabian Cowboy”

Band Box 239 - Bob & Sylvia - Don't TouchBand Box 239 - Bob & Sylvia - The Arabian Cowboy

Band Box 240 – Bob & Sylvia – “King Size Lies” b/w “Lonely and Longing”

Band Box 240 - Bob & Sylvia - King Size Lies Band Box 240 - Bob & Sylvia - Lonely and Longing

Band Box 241 – Nick Vitale with Tom MacCluskey and the Echoes – “Behind the Bamboo Curtain” b/w “The Engagement Waltz”

BAND BOX 241 (2) BAND BOX 241 (1)

Band Box 242 – Lee Chandler & Blue Rhythms – “How Much” b/w “That’s the Way of Love”

BAND BOX 242 - CHANDLER & BLUE RHYTHMS - HOW MUCHBAND BOX 242 - CHANDLER & BLUE RHYTHMS - WAY OF LOVE

Band Box catalog numbers 243 up until Band Box 262 remained on the black label. Most DJ copies would be released on silver label with black print or while label with black print. Band Box 286 was a DJ copy released with white label and green print. Band Box 285 marked the start of a yellow label with green print going into 1962.

Band Box 243 – Marvin Ross & the Blue Rhythms – “Ebony” b/w “The Roll”

Band Box 243 - Ross. Marvin & Blue Rhythms - Ebony Band Box 243 - Ross. Marvin & Blue Rhythms - The Roll

Band Box 244 – Echoes – “Goodnight Again” b/w “Stranger to Love”
(Need images)

Band Box 245 – Ray Hudson Quartet – “Sayonara Cha Cha” b/w “Nearness of You”

Band Box 245 - Hudson Quarter, Ray - Sayonara Cha Chas Band Box 245 - Hudson Quarter, Ray - Nearness of You

Band Box 246 – Ed Whatley & the Hummingbirds – “Bingo” b/w “No Love”

Band Box 246 - Whatley, Ed & Hummingbirds - Bingo Band Box 246 - Whatley, Ed & Hummingbirds - No Love

BAND BOX 246 - WHATLEY ED COMM A BAND BOX 246 - WHATLEY ED COMM B

Band Box 247 – Avalons – “Listening Ear” b/w “Going to the Dance”
(Need Images)

Band Box 248 – Bob Perry & the Sundowners – “It’s All Over Now” b/w “I Dreamed I Kissed An Angel”

Band Box 248 - Perry, Bob & Sundowners - It's All Over Now Band Box 248 - Perry, Bob & Sundowners - I dreamed

Band Box 249 – Tom Allen & the Saints – “Never” b/w “Lone Lonely One”

Band Box 249 - Allen, Tom - B Band Box 249 - Allen, Tom - A_0001

Band Box 250 – Lee Chandler with Lew Gaiter Orchestra – “Sweet Dreams” b/w “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

BAND BOX 250 (2) BAND BOX 250 (1)

Band Box Circa 1960

Band Box 251 – Freddie & the Hitchhikers – “Sinners” b/w “Mop Flop”

Band Box 251 - Freddie & Hitch-Hikers - Sinners Band Box 251 - Freddie & Hitch-Hikers - Mop Flop

Band Box 252 – Embert Mishler – “I’m Unwanted” b/w “All of Your Love”

Band Box 252 - Mishler, Embert & Unwanted Boys - I'm Unwanted Band Box 252 - Mishler, Embert & Unwanted Boys - All of Your Love

Band Box 253 – Orlie & the Saints – “Twist & Freeze U.S.A” b/w “King Kong”
(Many local versions released on this catalog number i.e. “Denver Twist & Freeze” – Visit my “Orlie & The Saints” page for a full version discography)

Saints - Band Box 253 - 60s A Band Box 253 - Orlie & Saints - King Kong

BAND BOX 253 - DENVER TWIST & FREEZE VAR A BAND BOX 253 - DENVER TWIST & FREEZE VAR B

Band Box 254 – Prickly Pair (May have been The Bravados) – “Nut Brown Maiden” b/w “The Wind”

BAND BOX 254 V (1) BAND BOX 254 V (2)

Band Box 255 – Lollipops – “The Letter” b/w “Someday Baby”
(Need Images)

Band Box 256 – Lollipops – “The Warrior” b/w “Lonesome”
(Need Images)

Band Box 257 – Stan Anderson & the Sundowners – “Gotta Travel On” b/w “You’re Gone”

BAND BOX 257 - ANDERSON STANLEY & SUNDOWNERS ABAND BOX 257 - ANDERSON STANLEY & SUNDOWNERS A_0001

Band Box 258 – Bob & Sylvia – “Gillyboat Song” b/w “Old Fashioned Ride”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 259 – Bob & Sylvia – “Streets of Laredo” b/w “Ellen Ellen
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 261 – Joe Valino – “Turn Back the Dawn” b/w “Now”

BAND BOX 261 (2) BAND BOX 261 (1)

Band Box 262 – Saints – “Goin’ Home” b/w “Watch Out for the Last Step”

Band Box 262 DJ - Saints - Goin' Home Band Box 262 DJ - Saints - Watch Out for That Last Step

Band Box 262 - Saints - Goin Home Band Box 262 - Saints - Watch Out for That Last Step

Band Box 263 – Balladiers – “Don’t Hurry Worry Me” b/w “Lonesome Traveler”

Band Box 263 - Balladiers - Don't Hurry Worry MeBand Box 263 - Balladiers - Lonesome Traveler

Band Box 264 – Orlie & the Saints – “Annette” b/w “All a Part of Growing Up”

Band Box 264 - Orlie & Saints - Annette Band Box 264 - Orlie & Saints - All Part of Growing Up

BAND BOX 264 DJ - ORLIE & SAINTS A BAND BOX 264 DJ - ORLIE & SAINTS A_0001

Band Box 265 – Sonny Covington – “Run Red Run” b/w “Saving My Love for You”
(Need Images)

Band Box 266 – Jackie Lowell with Duane Diamond & the Astronauts – “Rocket Trip” b/w “Warpath”
(Third set of images may be a bootleg – but maybe an authorized reissue)

Band Box 266n DJ - Lowell, Jackie & Duane Diamond & Astronauts - Rocket Trip - Copy BAND BOX 266

Lowell - Band Box 266 - 60s A Lowell - Band Box 266 - 60s B

Band Box 266 - Lowell, Jackie & Duane Diamond & Astronauts - Rocket Trip Band Box 266 - Lowell, Jackie & Duane Diamond & Astronauts - War Path

Band Box 267 – Countess Edee – “Once in a Lifetime” b/w “Will You, Won’t You”

Band Box 267 DJ - Countess Edee - Once in a Lifetime

Band Box 267 - Countess Edee - Once In a Lifetime Band Box 267 - Countess Edee - Will You

Band Box 268 – Little Gracie – “Sixteen Tons” b/w “You’re My Tarzan”
(Commercial releases are label variations from two different pressing plants)

Band Box 268 - Little Gracie - Sixteen Teens DJBand Box 268 - Little Gracie - You're My Tarzan DJ

BAND BOX 268 - LITTLE GRACIE COM B BAND BOX 268 - LITTLE GRACIE COM A

BAND BOX 268 (1) BAND BOX 268 (2)

Band Box 269 – Tommy Thompson & the Bar A Rhythm Masters – “I Wish I Could Forget” b/w “Let’s Make Amends”

BAND BOX 269 (2) BAND BOX 269 (1)

Band Box 270 – Randy King & the Country Rhythm Boys – “Columbus Stockade” b/w “It’s All Over Now”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 271 – Randy King & the Country Rhythm Boys with Gene Merritts – “The Last Show” b/w “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

Band Box 271 - King, Randy & Country Rhythm Boys - The Last Show Band Box 271 - King, Randy & Country Rhythm Boys - I Can't Stop Loving You

BAND BOX 271 (1) BAND BOX 271 (2)

Band Box 272 – Vicky Martin – “Roller Coaster Blues” b/w “What Is There to Say”

Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - Roller Coaster Blues Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - What is There to Day

Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - Roller Coaster Blues black Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - What is There to Day black

Band Box 273 – Artie Picozzi – “He Guides My Way” b/w “Standing in the Moonlight”

Band Box 273 - Picozzi, Artie - He Guides My WayBand Box 273 - Picozzi, Artie - Standing in the Moonlight

Band Box 274 – Embert Mishler & the Unwanted Boys – “Paper Heart” b/w “My Heart is Crying”

BAND BOX 274 (1) BAND BOX 274 (2)

Band Box 276 – Sonny West – “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” b/w “Maybe You’re the One”

BAND BOX 276 (2) BAND BOX 276 (1)

Band Box 277 – Rocky Starr – “The Wanderer” b/w “Baby Doll”

Band Box 277 - Starr, Rocky - The Wanderer Band Box 277 - Starr, Rocky - Baby Doll

Band Box 277 C - Starr, Rocky - Wanderer Band Box 277 C - Starr, Rocky - Baby Doll

Band Box 278 – Stanley Rutka with the Rocky Starr Trio – “Stanley Polka” b/w “Cannonball Boogie”

Band Box 278 - Starr Trio, Rocky - Stanley Polka Band Box 278 - Starr Trio, Rocky - Cannonball Boogie

Band Box 279 – Rockets with Jerry Thomas – “Buona Notte” b/w “Rocket Polka”

Band Box 279 - Rockets - Buona NotteBand Box 279 - Rockets - Rocket Polka

Band Box 281 – Jimmy DeKnight & His Knights of Rhythm – “Rock a Billy” b/w “Whistlin’ Willie”

BAND BOX 281 - DEKNIGHT, JIMMY - ROCK A BILLY BAND BOX 281 - DEKNIGHT, JIMMY - WHISTLIN WILLIE

Band Box 282 – Bob & Shirley & The Saints – “Brigitte Bardo” b/w Everybody Knows”

Bob & Shirley & Saints - Band Box 282 - A Bob & Shirley & Saints - Band Box 282 - B

Band Box 283 – Nicky Love – “The Shake” b/w “Darling”

Band Box 283 - Love, Nicky - The Shake DJ Band Box 283 - Love, Nicky - Darling DJ

BAND BOX 283 (1) BAND BOX 283 (2)

Band Box 284 – Fred E. Cole & the Northsiders – “Don’t Be Mad” b/w “Little Boy”

Band Box 284 - Cole, Fred E. & Northsiders - Don't Be Mad Northsiders - Band Box 284 - B

Band Box 285 – Buddy Kain – “Don’t Laugh at the Clown” b/w “Dream is Ended”

Band Box 285 - Kain, Buddy - Don't Laugh at the Klown Band Box 285 - Kain, Buddy - The Dream Has Ended

Band Box 286 – Little Joey Far – “Rock and Roll Santa” b/w “Big White Cadillac”

BAND BOX 286 (2) BAND BOX 286 (1)

Band Box 286 - Farr, Little Joey - Rock and Roll Santa R2

Band Box 1962

The Band Box yellow labels with green print continued from the latter part of 1961 into 1962. Then there were intermittent label color releases – alternating betwen yellow and black until things seemed to settle in with the black label “Crisis in Ole Miss” by Chilly Charlie – an odd release accompanied by a picture sleeve. Many of the 1962 Band Box releases are very scarce and were probably printed in very limited runs.

Band Box 287 – Bill Goodwin – “Revenuerman” b/w “Too Many Heartaches”

BAND BOX 287 (1)

Band Box 287 - Goodwin, Bill - Revenuer Man Band Box 287 - Goodwin, Bill - Too Many Heartaches Already

Band Box 288 – Jim McGraw & the Western Sundowners – “Miles and Miles of Texas” b/w “Crazy Dreams”

Band Box 288 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Miles and Miles of Texas Band Box 288 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Crazy Dreams

Band Box 289 – Ronny Kaye – “Bonfire Part 1” b/w “Tangerine”

BAND BOX 289 KAE RONNIE PS

Band Box 289 - Kay, Ronny - Bonfire Part 1 Band Box 289 - Kay, Ronny - Tangerine

Band Box 290 – Crazy Crickets – “Expressway” b/w “Honey Walk”

BAND BOX 290 (2) BAND BOX 290 (1)

Band Box 291 – Gar Bacon – “Ghost of Love” b/w “Gift of Time”

BACON GAR - BAND BOX 291 DJ_0001 BACON GAR - BAND BOX 291 DJ

BAND BOX 291 (1) BAND BOX 291 (2)

Band Box 292 – Cee Cee Carol – “Crazy Little Old Feeling” b/w “The Right Guy”

Carol, Cee Cee - Band Box 292 - 62 PS

Carol, Cee Cee - Band Box 292 - 62 ACarol, Cee Cee - Band Box 292 - 62 B

Band Box 292 BLK - Carol, Cee Cee - Crazy Little Old Feeling Band Box 292 BLK - Carol, Cee Cee - Right Guy

Band Box 293 – Bill Goodwin – “The Same Old Things” b/w “Pardon My Tears”

Band Box 293 - Goodwin, Bill - Those Same Old Heartaches Band Box 293 - Goodwin, Bill - Pardon My Tears

Band Box 294 – Giuseppe’s Fabulous Delrays – “Giuseppe’s Twist” b/w “Now is the Hour”

BAND BOX 294 (2) BAND BOX 294 (1)

Band Box 295 – Sue Leban – “Forgive Me” b/w “It’s All Over”

BAND BOX 295 LEBAN, SUE (2) Band Box 295 - Leban, Sue - It's All Over R

Band Box 296 – Don May & the 4 Gigolos – “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” b/w “Twist Around the Clock”

Band Box 296 DJ - May, Don & 4 Gigolos - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying Band Box 296 DJ - May, Don & 4 Gigolos - Twist Around the Clock

Band Box 297 – Don May and The 4 Gigolos – “Dark Shadows” b/w “Blues in J”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 298 – Lee Chandler & the Blue Rhythms – “Buona Notte” b/w “Echoes of Your Love”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 300 – Ronny Kaye – “Twistin’ Rumble” b/w “Warsaw Ghetto”

Band Box 300 - Kae, Ronny - Twistin Rumble Band Box 300 - Kae, Ronny - Warsaw Conerto

Band Box 301 – Dean Hayden – “Dancing Silhouettes” b/w “Just a Puppet”

Band Box 301 - Hayden, Dean - Dancing Silhouettes Band Box 301 - Hayden, Dean - Just a Puppet

Band Box 305 – Nancy Kaye & the Echoes – “Popcorn Twist” b/w “Don’t Let Our Love”

Band Box 305 - Kaye, Nancy & Echoes - Popcorn TwistBand Box 305 - Kaye, Nancy & Echoes - Don't Let Our Love

Band Box 306 – Lee Chandler – “Crazy Little Mixed Up Heart” b/w “Twenty Thousand Sweethearts”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 308 – Arnold Howard – “I Dreamed” b/w “Bus From Prison”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 309 – Bill Goodwin – “Heartaches” b/w “Don’t Take My World Away”

Band Box 309 PS - Goodwin, Bill - Heartaches SMALL

Band Box 309 - Goodwin, Bill - Heartaches Band Box 309 - Goodwin, Bill - Don't Take My World Away

Band Box 310 – Jim Perry & Hesitations – “Surfside Twist Part 1” b/w “Surfside Twist Part 2”

BAND BOX 310 (1)BAND BOX 310 (2)

Band Box 311 – Buddy Miller – “Teen Twist” b/w “Those Two Brown Eyes”

BAND BOX 311 (1) BAND BOX 311 (2)

Band Box 312 – Bill & Joyce – “Conscience” b/w When the Band Begins to Play”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 313 – Ursula Wolter – “Moulin Rouge” b/w “Lili Marlene”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 314 – Tommy Allen – “Everybody’s Doing the Twist” b/w “Please Wait For Me”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 315 – Tommy Allen – “Stormy Weather” b/w “Until I Met You”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 316 – Dick Gentile & the Craters – “Try Me” b/w Meanest Little Woman”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 317 – Bob Allen – “Good Night Twist” b/w “Jim Dandy”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 318 – Don May & the 4 Gigolos – “The Limbo Dance” b/w “Waiting”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 319 – Jim McGraw – “Wild Fire” b/w “If I Could Only Stay Asleep”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 320 – Ronnie Davis – “Deed I Do” b/w “Love is the Thing”

Band Box 320 - Davis, Ronnie - Deed I Do Band Box 320 - Davis, Ronnie - Love is the Thing

Band Box 321 – Jim McGraw & the Western Sundowners – “Crying in the Chapel” b/w “Back Roads”

Band Box 321 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Crying in the Chapel Band Box 321 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Back Roads

Band Box 322 – Buddy Miller & the Hi Lo’s – “Little Bo Peep” b/w “Sincerely Your Friend”

Band Box 322 - Miller, Buddy & Hi Lo's - Little Bo Peep Band Box 322 - Miller, Buddy & Hi Lo's - Sincerely Your Friend

Band Box 323 – Bill Goodwin – “You Did This to Me” b/w “Making it Easy on My Heart”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 324 – Buddy Kain – “Sempre to Amo” b/w “Masquerade Heart”
(Need Images)

Band Box 325 – Steve Gibson & the Red Caps – “No More” b/w “Peppermint Baby”
Band Box 325 - Gibson, Steve & Red Caps - No MoreBand Box 325 - Gibson, Steve & Red Caps - Peppermint Baby

Band Box 327 – Terry Sawyer – “Too Late” b/w “Corner of My Heart”

Band Box 327 DJ - Sawyer, Terry - Too Late Band Box 327 DJ - Sawyer, Terry - Corner of My Heart

BAND BOX 327 - TERRY SAWYER STD BBAND BOX 327 - TERRY SAWYER STD A

Band Box 1963

Band Box slowed down considerably after 1962 – The number of releases was significantly reduced – only 12 documented vs. 34 in 1962. Vicky Morosan perhaps was becoming discouraged with the lack of any national success. All known none DJ releases during 1963 remained on the black label with silver printing.

Band Box 328 – Bobby Latin – “The Rug Merchant” b/w “Wanted”

Band Box 328 - Latin, Bobby - The Rug Merchant Band Box 328 - Latin, Bobby - Wanted

Band Box 329 – Chilly Charlie – “Crisis at Ole Miss Part 1” b/w “Crisis at Ole Miss Part 2”

Band Box 329 - Chilly Charlie - Crisis at Ole Miss PS

Band Box 329 - Chilly Charlie - Crisis at Ole Miss SD 1 Band Box 329 - Chilly Charlie - Crisis at Ole Miss SD 2

Band Box 330 – Warren Robbe & Bill Goodwin’s Country Tunesmen – “I’ve Had My Chance” b/w “Life’s Not Worth Living”

Band Box 330 - Robbe, Warren - I've Had My Chance Band Box 330 - Robbe, Warren - Life's Not Worth Living

Band Box 331 – Jo Ann & Avel – “Suddenly” b/w “Snowflakes”

BAND BOX 331 (2) BAND BOX 331 (1)

Band Box 332 – Sonny Russell – “50 Megatons” b/w “Mud Boat”

Band Box 332 - Russell, Sonny - 50 Megatons Band Box 332 - Russell, Sonny - Mud Boat

Band Box 333 – Carlin Lark – “Go Home and Cry On Your Pillow” b/w “Song That You’ll Remember”

Band Box 333 - Lark, Carlin - Go Home and Cry On Your Pillow Band Box 333 - Lark, Carlin - A Song That You'll Remember

Band Box 335 – Buddy Miller – “Walking Slowly From Your Darling” b/w “With Tears in My Eyes”

Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - Walking Slowly from You Darling PS Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - With Tears in My Eyes PS

Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - Walking Slowly from You Darling Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - With Tears in My Eyes

Band Box 336 – Ronnie Kae – “Swinging Drums” b/w “A Flight for Drums”

Band Box 336 - Kae, Ronny - Swinging Drums Band Box 336 - Kae, Ronny - A Flight for Drums

Band Box 337 – Ray Ford & the Echo Valley Boys – “Bluegrass” b/w “Wild Flowers on the Hillside”

Band Box 337 - Ford, Ray & Echo Valley Boys - Bluegrass PolkaBand Box 337 - Ford, Ray & Echo Valley Boys - Wildflowers on the Hillside

Band Box 338 – Dave Conley – “The World You Love In” b/w “They’re Gonna Put Me in the Hoos Gow”

Band Box 338 - Conley, Dave - They're Gonna Put Me in the Hoos-Gow Band Box 338 - Conley, Dave - The World You Live In

Band Box 339 – Ronny Kae – “Drums Fell Off a Cliff” b/w “Let There Be Drums”

Band Box 339 - Kae, Ronnie - Drums Fell Off a CliffBand Box 339 - Kae, Ronnie - Let There Be Drums

Band Box 340 – Randy King – “Legend of Little Orphan Joe” b/w “Merry Christmas”

Band Box 340 - King, Randy - Legend of Little Orphan Joe Band Box 340 - King, Randy - Merry Christmas

Band Box 1964

Nothing out of the ordinary for Band Box during 1964.

Band Box 341 – Dave and the Saints – “Leavin’ Surf City” b/w “Fever”

Band Box 341 - Dave & Saints - Leavin Surf City Band Box 341 - Dave & Saints - Fever

Band Box 345 – Bob Jamison – “Is That the Reason Why?” – unknown flip
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 346 – Carlin Lark – “In Dear Old Denver” b/w Leigh Barron “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Band Box 346 - Lark, Carlin - In Dear Old Denver Band Box 346 - Barron, Leigh - You'll Never Walk Alone

Band Box 347 – Ursula Wolter – “Wheels” b/w “Run Before He Breaks Your Heart”

Band Box 347 - Wolter, Ursula - Wheels Band Box 347 - Wolter, Ursula - Run Before He Breaks Your Heart

Band Box 348 – Randy King – “A Day of Infamy” b/w “In the Summer of His Years”

Band Box 348 - King, Randy - In the Summer of His Years PS

Band Box 348 - King, Randy - A Day of Infamy Band Box 348 - King, Randy - In the Summer of His Years

Band Box 349 – Gary Lynne – “Blues Stay Away From Me” b/w “Why Did You Leave Me”

Band Box 349 - Lynne, Gary - Why Did You Leave Me PS

Band Box 349A - Lynne, Gary - Blues Band Box 349B - Lynne, Gary - Why Did You Leave

Band Box 350 EP – Dick Bailey – “At the Hammond Organ”

Band Box 350 - Bailey, Dick - At the Hammond PS

Band Box 350 - Bailey, Dick - At the Hammond EP 1 Band Box 350 - Bailey, Dick - At the Hammond EP 2

Band Box 351 – Jim McGraw & Band – “Cotton Fields” b/w “Timber Trails”

Band Box 351 - McGraw, Jim & Band - Cotton FieldsBand Box 351 - McGraw, Jim & Band - Timber Trail

Band Box 353 – Skip Cole & the Fabulous Hi-Spots – “Who’s Gonna Win the Election” b/w “Twist and Freeze”

Band Box 353 - Cole, Skip & Fabulous Hi Spots - Who's Gonna Win the Election Band Box 353 - Cole, Skip & Fabulous Hi Spots - Twiste and Freeze

Band Box 354 – Star Tones – “The Chase” b/w “Harlem Nocturne”

Band Box 354 - Star Tones - Harlem Nocturne PS

Band Box 354 - Star Tones - The ChaseBand Box 354 - Star Tones - Harlem Nocturne

Band Box 355 – Shelltones – “Blue Castaway” b/w “Mark’s Blues”

BAND BOX 355 (2) BAND BOX 355 (1)

Band Box 356 – Jimmy Wilkins & the Blue Falcons – “Goodbye Baby” b/w “It’s Alright”

Band Box 356 - Wilkins, Jimmy & Blue Falcons - Goodby Baby Band Box 356 - Wilkins, Jimmy & Blue Falcons - It's All Right

Band Box 357 – Four Chevelles – “This is Our Wedding Day” b/w “Darling Forever”

Band Box 357 - Four Chevelles - This is Our Wedding Day R  Band Box 357B - Four Chevelles - Darling Forever

Band Box 357 Val - Darling Forever

Band Box 358 – Four Chevelles – “I Can’t Believe” b/w “I Know”

BAND BOX 358 - FOUR CHEVELLES VARIATION A BAND BOX 358 - FOUR CHEVELLES VARIATION B

Band Box 358 – The Royal Shades – “Tightin Up” b/w “Once Upon a Time”
(A duplicate catalog number)

BAND BOX 358 V (2)BAND BOX 358 V (1)

Band Box 1965

Nineteen Sixty Five starts off with Johnny and the Hitchhikers (this record has been attributed to Chuck Thomas and the Hitchhikers). The year witnessed a trickle of releases (8) all apparently on the black and silver label. Van Trevor released his first of four Band Box records – before parting to national country and western fame. Several of these records are very difficult to locate.

Band Box 359 – Lidos – “Since I Last Saw You” b/w “Trudi”

BAND BOX 359 (2) BAND BOX 359 (1)

Band Box 360 – Chuck Thomas with Johnny & the Hitchhikers – “Let Our Hearts Be Our Guide” b/w Why Baby”

Band Box 360 - Thomas, Chuck with Johnny & Hitchhikers - Let Our Hearts Be Our GuidesBAND BOX 360 - THOMAS CHUCK B

Band Box 361 – Hank Jarman – “Mule Skinner Blues” b/w “Tomorrow Breakfast With the Blues”

Band Box 361 - Jarman, Hank - Mule Skinner Blues Band Box 361 - Jarman, Hank - Tomorrow, Breakfast with the Blues

Band Box 362 – Ronny Kae and the Saints – “The Lurch” b/w “Swimming Drums”

Band Box 362 - Kae, Ronny & Saints - Swimming Drums Band Box 362 - Kae, Ronny & Saints - The Lurch

Band Box 363 – Milt Watson’s Wildest Clan – “Ya Hoo (Mountain Dew)” b/w “Would You Believe”

Band Box 363 - Milt Watson's Wildest Clan - Ya HooBand Box 363 - Milt Watson's Wildest Clan - Would You Believe That

Band Box 364 – Jimmy Wilkins and the Sarands – “Move Over” b/w “Crying Tears”

BAND BOX 364 (2) BAND BOX 364 (1)

Band Box 365 – Chuck Thomas – “What Happened Baby” b/w “What Can I Do”

Band Box 365 - Thomas, Chuck - What Happened Band Box 365 - Thomas, Chuck - What Can I Do

Band Box 366 – Curly Starr – “Here I Am, Drunk Again” b/w “A House Without Love”
(Need Images)

Band Box 367 – Van Trevor – “Born to Be In Love With You” b/w “It’s So Good to Be Loved”

Band Box 367 - Trevor, Van - Born to Be In Love With You Band Box 367 - Trevor, Van - It's Good to Be Loved

Band Box 1966

More than likely, by this time, the Band Box studios were being used for recording for vanity releases or for release on other labels. Difficult to know. Denver TV and Radio personality Ed Scott (“Sheriff Scotty”) for one recalls recording in the North Denver studio cutting children’s records, but states that he did not release any Band Box label recordings.  In addition, Band Box released 102 which surfaced in 2016 out of Pueblo, Colorado – contains RITE Pressing matrix number 18131/18132 indicating mid 1960’s pressings and more specifically 1966 (See above listings for records in that series).

The output for 1966 was almost solely restricted to what appears to have been a recording session that included both Penny Starr (later Penny DeHaven her actual name) and Van Trevor. They teamed up on Band Box 373 with a third artists – Johnny Dollar. Penny Starr’s “Grain of Salt” would actually go onto chart mariginally on Billboard’s Country Charts – one of only three Band Box singles ever to achieve this distinction the other two being Van Trevor’s “Born to Be in Love with You” (#22 C&W charts – 18 weeks), and “Our Side” (27 – 13 weeks). Penny’s “Grain of Salt” would reach the charts in early 1967 peaking at number 69 with a 3-week run.

The dazzling Band Box while label with red print appears during this period of time as well.

Band Box 368 – Randy King – “I Don’t Want to Be With Me” b/w “I Hope My Conscience Doesn’t Show”

Band Box 368 - King, Randy - I Don't Want to Be With Me Band Box 368 - King, Randy - I Hope My Conscience Doesn't Show

Band Box 368 C - King, Randy - I Don't Want To Be With Me Band Box 368 C - King, Randy - I Hope My Conscience Doesn't Show

Band Box 369 – Ernie Kemm – “Here Kitty Kitty” b/w “Larimer Square”

Band Box 369 - Kemm, Ernie - Here Kitty KittyBand Box 369 - Kemm, Ernie - Larimare Square

Band Box 370 – Bill Goodwin – “Negra Surumata” b/w The Same Old Love” – Unreleased

Band Box 371 – Van Trevor – “Our Side” b/w “When You’ve Lost Your Baby” – March 1967

Band Box 371 - Trevor, Van - Our Side Band Box 371 - Trevor, Van - When You've Lost Your Baby

Band Box 371 Promo Label Variation – March 1967

BAND B0X 271 V TREVOR VAN A BAND B0X 271 V TREVOR VAN B

Band Box 372 – Penny Starr – “Grain of Salt” b/w “Thing of Pleasure” – 1968
(The test pressing shows “A Thing of Pleasure” as the A Side)

Band Box 372 TP - Starr, Penny - A Grain of Salt Band Box 372 TP - Starr, Penny - A Thing of Pleasure

Band Box 372 - Starr, Penny - A Grain of Salt Band Box 372 - Starr, Penny - A Thing of Pleasure

Band Box 373 – Van Trevor, Penny Starr & Johnny Dollar – “Christmas in the Country” b/w “Holiday Driving – Holiday Safety” – March, 1967

BAND BOX 373 (1) BAND BOX 373 (2)

Band Box 374 – Van Trevor – “He’s Losing His Mind” b/w “A Fool Called Me” – April 1967

Band Box 374 - Trevor, Van - A Fool Called Me Band Box 374 - Trevor, Van - He's Losing His Mind

Band Box 375 – Penny Starr – “You’ve Taken All the Woman Out of Me” b/w “One More Like Me” – 1968

Band Box 375 - Starr, Penny - You've Taken the Woman Out of Me Band Box 375 - Starr, Penny - One More Like You

Band Box 376 – The Prairie Wranglers – “Tears On Your Picture” b/w “Nickel, Dime and A Hundred”

BAND BOX 376 (1) BAND BOX 376 (2)

Band Box 1967

The Band Box label would change one final time during 1967 to the blue label with silver print.

Band Box 377 – Jimmie James – “Too Many Mini Skirts” b/w “Is It a Crime, Is It a Sin”

Band Box 377 - James, Jimmie - Too Many Mini SkirtsBand Box 377 - James, Jimmie - Is It a Crime Is It a Sin

Band Box 378 – Dewey Knight – “A Mind of Your Own” b/w “We Can’t Afford to Win”

Band Box 378 - Knight, Dewey - A Mind of Your Own Band Box 378 - Knight, Dewey - We Can't Afford to Win

Band Box 379 – Bobby Kaye – “”Ruby’s Stool” b/w “Please Don’t Let Me Want Him”

Band Box 379 - Kaye, Bobbi - Ruby's Stool Band Box 379 - Kaye, Bobbi - Please Don't Let Me Want Him

Band Box 380 – Sandi Scott – “Fist City #2” b/w “Just a Tear Away From a Real Good Cry”

Band Box 380 - Scott, Sandi - Fist City No. 2 Band Box 380 - Scott, Sandi - Just a Tear Away from a Real Good Cry

Band Box 380 – Jimmy Lake & the Colorado Playboys – “She Awoke” b/w “Where Will It End”
(Triplicate catalog number)

BAND BOX 380 (2)BAND BOX 380 (1)

Band Box 380 – Ronny Kay – “Taste of Honey” b/w “Drum City”
(Triplicate catalog number)

BAND BOX 380 V (2) BAND BOX 380 V (1)

Band Box 382 – Bob Moran – “Monkey on My Back” b/w “You Married Too Young”

BAND BOX 382 (2) BAND BOX 382

Band Box 383 – Chuck Dockery – “Don’t Cry Tonight” b/w “Turned On, Tuned In and Dropped Out”

Band Box 383 - Dockery, Chuck - Don't Cry Now Band Box 383 - Dockery, Chuck - Turned On Tuned In and Dropped Out

Band Box 1968

Band Box 384 – Sandi Scott – “Big Old Heart” b/w “Point One Finger”

BAND BOX 384 - SCOTT, SANDI - BIG OLD HEART BAND BOX 384 - SCOTT, SANDI - POINT ONE FINGER

Band Box 386 – EP Cindy Bertram & Her Band – “Forever and Ever” – “Shpitzkoph” – “Somewhere My Love” – “Gary’s Polka”

BAND BOX 386 (2)BAND BOX 386 (1)

Band Box 388 – Four M’s (Martinez Brothers) – “Don’t Cry for a Boy” b/w “First Day of Your Life”

Band Box 388 - Four M's - Don't Cry for a Boy Band Box 388 - Four M's - First Day of Your Life

Band Box 389 – Sab Florence – “I Need Your Love” b/w “Why Must it Be”

BAND BOX 389 -I NEED YOUR LOVE BAND BOX 389 - WHY MUST IT BE

Band Box 390 – Isi Doro – “Oh Love Divine” b/w “Out In The Cold Again”

BAND BOX 390 (2) BAND BOX 390 (1)

Band Box 1969

Band Box 391 – Duncan Tuck – “Cold and Dusty Morning” b/w “Waterside”

Band Box 391 - Tuck, Duncan - Cold and Dusty Morning Band Box 391 - Tuck, Duncan - Waterside

Band Box 392 – Mother Brown – “When You Got It, Flaunt It” b/w “Knees Up, Mother Brown”

BAND BOX 392 (1) BAND BOX 392 (2)

Band Box 393 – Euphoria – “Somebody Listen” b/w “Dedication of Sally & Cher”
(This would be the final release on the Band Box label)

Band Box 393 - Euphoria - Somebody ListenBand Box 393 - Euphoria - Dedication of Sally & Cher

Band Box 400 EP – Fritz Schmutz – “From Films-Switzerland to Colorado” & “After a Day of Powdersnow Skiing at Taos Skivalley, New Mexico” b/w “At the Opening of 4 New Charlifts at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire” & “Sounds of the Moosehead Lake Party, ME.”

SCHMULTZ, FRITZ - BAND BOX EP 400 (1) SCHMULTZ, FRITZ - BAND BOX EP 400 (2)

Band Box 401 EP – Fritz Schmutz – “Continental Divide” & “Move Across in 3/4 Tack” b/w “A Skisaison at Mt. Snow, MT” &  “The Charlift Ride at Squaw Mt., ME”

SCHMULTZ, FRITZ - BAND BOX EP 400 (3) SCHMULTZ, FRITZ - BAND BOX EP 400 (4)

Band Box Limited Edition Series

Band Box LEO 505 – Caps – “Red Headed Flea” b/w “Daddy Dean”
(Images Needed)

Band Box LEO 506 – Ronny Kaye – “Swinging Drums” (2nd side unknown)

Band Box LEO - 506 Swinging Drums

Band Box Test Pressing

Band Box Acetate – Jesse & the Juveniles – “Juvenile’s Jerk” b/w “High Enough”
(No catalog # – label applied to a Ronnie Kae 336 label which could place this release in 1963)

Band Box AC 1 - Jesse & Juveniles - Juvenile's Jerk Band Box AC 1 - Jesse & Juveniles - Touch Enough

Band Box Unreleased no Catalog Number

Band Box 45 – Eddie Hammond – “Butch Cassidy” b/w “Nate Champion” – 1962

Band Box 45 – Fritz Schmutz – “Switzerland to Colorado Polka” b/w “Laendler Polka” – 1969

Band Box 45 – Fritz Schmutz – “Continental Divide Walzer” b/w “Schottisch Laender” – 1969

Band Box 45 – Blue Rhythms – “Little Heart: b/w “Bucklelock”

Band Box 45 – Blue Rhythms – “Isle of Capri” (B side unknown)

Band Box 45 – The Mastertones – “Willy’s Ghost” (B side unknown) – 1959

Band Box 45 – Johnny Rose – “Ole Sarge” b/w “Soldier’s Lament”

Band Box 45 – Ronny Kae – “Broadside” b/w “What The World Needs Now Is More Drums”

Band Box 45 – Marvin Ross – “Trixie” b/w “Interchange” – 1958

Band Box Subsidiaries

The Band Box subsidiary labels included Valerie, Keyboard, Rustique and Spicy. Valerie seemed to parallel Band Box with some rock and roll and some country. Keyboard seemed to be reserved for lounge, gospel and the like, Rustique country and Spicy for bawdy comedy LP’s.

Valerie 45’s:

Valerie 316 – Dick Gentile – “Try Me” b/w “Meanest Little Woman”

Valerie 316 - Gentile, Dick - Try Me Valerie 316- Gentile, Dick - Meanest Little Woman

Valerie 2000 – Dick Gentile & the Hesitations – “Try Me” b/w “Meanest Little Woman”
(Need Images)

Valerie 2001 – Bill and Joyce – “Conscience” b/w “When the Band Begins to Play”

VALERIE 2001 - BILLY & JOYCE - A_0001 VALERIE 2001 - BILLY & JOYCE - B

Valerie 2002 – Dean Carr – “Too Many Tears” b/w “I Was a Fool”

VALERIE 2002 - CARR DEAN B VALERIE 2002 - CARR DEAN A

Valerie 2003 – Fast Brothers – “Shadows on the Wall” b/w “I Loved You So Much I Let You Go”

Valerie 2003 - Fast Brothers - Shadows on the Wall Valerie 2003 - Fast Brothers - I Loved You So Much I Let You Go

Valerie 2003 – Fabulous Fremonts – “Gee Whiz” b/w “Watermelon Man”
(Duplicate catalog #- Need B side Image)

FABULOUS FREMONTS - VALERIE GEE WHIZ

Valerie 2004 – Larry Johnson & the Dakota Territory – “I Never Loved a Prettier Girl Than You” b/w “Do Your Thing
(Duplicate Catalog #)

Valerie 2004 - Johnson, Larry & Dakota Territory - I Never Loved a Prettier Girl Than You Valerie 2004 - Johnson, Larry & Dakota Territory - Do Your Own Thing

Valerie 2004 – Earrell Yarns – “Don’t Leave Me” b/w “I’m Going to Tell the Truth”
(Duplicate Catalog #)

Valerie 2004 - Yarns, Earrell - Don't Leave Me R Valerie 2004 - Yarns, Earrell - I'm Going to Tell The Truth R

Valerie 2005 – Patti Taylor Singers – “Tiger in the Closet” b/w “Tomorrow is a Long Time”

valerie-2005-taylor-singers-a valerie-2005-taylor-singers-a_0001

Keyboard 45’s:

Keyboard 700 – EP: Jimmy Wallis – “It Took a Miracle” – “Down From His Glory” – “How Great Thou Art” – God Has His Way In It All”

KEYBOARD 700 (1) KEYBOARD 700 (2)

Keyboard 701 – EP: Pat Starr of Ragtime – “Ace in the Hole” – Elmer’s Tune” – “Down Yonder” – “Charmaine” – “Wedding Bells” – “In the Good Old Summertime”

Keyboard 701 EP - Starr, Pat - Ace in the Hole Keyboard 701 EP - Starr, Pat - Charmaine

Keyboard 702 – EP: Reva Gardner – “Organ Music”
(Duplicate catalog number – Need Images)

Keyboard 702 – EP – The Spirits of Joy – “Gospel Music”
(Duplicate catalog number)

Keyboard EP 702 - Spirits of Joy - Side 1 Keyboard EP 702 - Spirits of Joy - Side 2

Keyboard 703 – Private Bo – “All Alone to Cry” b/w “Johnny Be Good”
(Duplicate catalog number – Need Images)

Keyboard 703 – Wonderland Singers – “Hide Me” b/w “Shine”
(Duplicate catalog number)

Keyboard 703 - The Wonderland Singers - Hide Me Keyboard 703 - The Wonderland Singers - Shine

Keyboard 704 – EP: Reverend Kellogg – “Songs of Faith” – 1966
(Need Images)

Keyboard 705 – EP: Jerrolyn Meers with Mike Daniels – “If I Love You” – 1966

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Keyboard 707 – Lee Sims Country Trio – “Truck Drivin’ Flame” b/w “Marie” – 1966

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Keyboard 709 – Lee Sims Country Trio – “Husbands & Wives” b/w “Paralyze My Mind”

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Spicy EP 500 – Bob & Sylvia – “Castration of the Strawberry Roan” b/w “The Surrey Song/Blackbird”

SPICY 500 - BOB & SYLVIA SPICY 500 - BOB & SYLVIA _0001

Band Box Long Plays

(Band Box catalog 1001 is duplicated by the Barron & Trevor releases)

Band Box 1001 – Leigh Barron – “Leigh Barron at the Piano”

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Band Box 1001 – Van Trevor – “Come On Over to Our Side”

BAND BOX LP 1001 DUP (1) BAND BOX LP 1001 DUP (2)

Trevor - Band Box 1001 SD1 - Trevor, Van - Come On Over to Our Side (1) Trevor - Band Box 1001 SD1 - Trevor, Van - Come On Over to Our Side (2)

Band Box 1002 – The Ink Spots – “Yesterday & Today”

BAND BOX LP 1002 (3) BAND BOX LP 1002 (4)

Ink Spots - Band Box LPL 1002 - Ink Spots SD 2 (1) Ink Spots - Band Box LPL 1002 - Ink Spots SD 2 (2)

Band Box 1003 – Argust “Hank”  Jarman – “Hank Jarman” – 1965

The images below were provided by former Colorado resident and musician Alia Rodriques who now resides in Tustin, California where she located the test pressing long plays by Jarman.  To date, these are the only copies of this LP to surface.  Note that the tracks are arranged differently on the two sets of test pressings.

Argust Jarman Side A Record 1 Argust Jarman Side B Record 2

This second test pressing was intended as a birthday present in 1967 for Jarman’s mother.

Hank Jarman Side A Record 3 Happy Birthday To Mom Hank Jarman Side 2 Record 3

Band Box 1004 – The Blue Rhythms – “The Blue Rhythms at the Koko Club”

BAND BOX LP 1004 (1)BAND BOX LP 1004 (3)

Blue Rhythms - Band Box LPL 1004 - Bue Rhythms at Koko SD1 (1) Blue Rhythms - Band Box LPL 1004 - Bue Rhythms at Koko SD1 (2)

Band Box 1005 – George Mosse – “Two Sides of George Moss”

BAND BOX LP 1005 (3) BAND BOX LP 1005 (4)

Mosse - Band Box 1005 LPC1 - Mosse, George (3) Mosse - Band Box 1005 LPC1 - Mosse, George (4)

Band Box 1006 – Ronny Kae – “Swinging Drums”

BAND BOX LP 1006 (1)BAND BOX LP 1006 (2)

Kae - Band Box LPL 1006 - Kae, Ronny - SD 1 (1) Kae - Band Box LPL 1006 - Kae, Ronny - SD 1 (2)

Band Box 1007 – The Boltz Family Five – “Hawaiian Masterpieces”

BAND BOX LP 1007 (3) BAND BOX LP 1007 (4)

Boltz - Band Box LP 1007 F - Blotz Family Five - Hawaiian Masterpieces (2) Boltz - Band Box LP 1007 F - Blotz Family Five - Hawaiian Masterpieces (3)

Band Box 1008 – Buster Jenkins – “Buster Jenkins Presents The Rocky Mountain Jamboree”

BAND BOX LP 1008 (3) BAND BOX LP 1008 (4)

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Band Box 1010 – Herman Dinges & His Polka Band – “Beettoppers”
(This LP had a blank backside)

BAND BOX LP 1010 (3) BAND BOX LP 1010 (4)

DINGES, HERMAN - BAND BOX 1010 - BEETOPPERS 1 DINGES, HERMAN - BAND BOX 1010 - BEETOPPERS 2

Band Box 1011 – Ernie Kemm – “Hello Denver”
(This was the only 10″ LP that we know of released by Band Box and apparently did not have a jacket)

Kemm - Band Box 1011 - Kemm, Ernie - Hello Denver 2 (2)Kemm - Band Box 1011 - Kemm, Ernie - Hello Denver 2 (1)

Band Box 1012 – The Shook Parker Gospel Singers

BAND BOX LP 1012 (3) BAND BOX LP 1012 (4)

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Band Box 1013 – The Calvary Choristers – “The Calvary Choristers”

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Band Box 1014 – Gayle Day & the Jim Turnbo Trio – “Gayle Day Sings With The Jim Turnbo Trio”

BAND BOX LP 1014 (1) BAND BOX LP 1014 (2)

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Band Box 1014 – The Preps – “Big Band Swing”
Catalog number is redundant with the Gale Day release

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Band Box 1015 – Ronny Whyte – “The Songs and Piano of Ronny Whyte”

BAND BOX LP 1015 (3)BAND BOX LP 1015 (4)

BAND BOX 1015 - WHYTE RONNY ABAND BOX 1015 - WHYTE RONNY B

Band Box 1016 – The New Mobile Singers – “New Horizons”

BAND BOX LP 1016 (3) BAND BOX LP 1016 (4)

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Band Box 1017 – The Alpine Polkadots – “A Tribute to Paul Wiengardt”

BAND BOX LP 1017 (3) BAND BOX LP 1017 (4)

Alpine Polka - Band Box 1017 - Alpine Polkadots - LP Front (2) Alpine Polka - Band Box 1017 - Alpine Polkadots - LP Front (3)

Band Box 1018 – Dick Dedrick – “Animal Tales ‘n Tunes”

BAND BOX LP 1018 (1) BAND BOX LP 1018 (3)

Deddrick - Band Box LP 1018 CF - Deddrick (2) Deddrick - Band Box LP 1018 CF - Deddrick (3)

Band Box LP – Duncan Tuck (Unreleased)

NOTE: On June 21st, 2016 – Duncan responded to my query regarding the these Band Box tracks:

“As far as I know, the songs you have listed were just on studio tape and never pressed…wish I had the tape.  I re-recorded “Together When Alone”, “Trees” (shortened the name from “Where People Do Live By Trees”), and “October” when I did my first album Viking Recording Studio in Denver about 1972-73.  Ralph ‘N Clyde in Grand Junction recorded two of my songs on one of their albums, “Cold and Dusty Morning” and “Marjorie Brown”.”

Tracks: Dianne’s Song – Where People Do Live by Trees – Distance Cannot Escape the Sound – A New Feeling – All Around Me – Together When Alone – Flamenco Child – Leavin’ On a Jet Plane – The Poet – Sunshine – I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Tomorrow – Octover

Band Box LP – Bob Lind

This LP was never released by Band Box and many of the tracks found their way onto a Verve-Folkways LP release much to Bob’s surprise and apparently not with his approval.  This acetate recording is on display at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

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Band Box Ethnological Music Series 15351/15352 – Binx Selby – “Music Of Tetuan”

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Band Box Valerie Label LP’s

Valerie 7000 – Dave Jackson – “Dave Jackson Singing Folk Music”

VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (1) VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (2)

VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (3) VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (4)

Band Box Spicy Label LP’s

Spicy 5001 – Jim Watson & Joel Cowan – “It’s Party Time” (Cover Version 1)

SPICY LP 5001 V1 (1) SPICY LP 5001 V1 (2)

Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 DJ - Party Time (1) Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 DJ - Party Time (2)

Spicy 5001 – Jim Watson & Joel Cowan – It’s Party Time” (Cover Version 2)

SPICY LP 5001 V2 (1) SPICY LP 5001 V2 (2)

Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 - Party Time (1) Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 2 - Party Time (1)

Spicy 5002 – Bob & Sylvia – “Ma and Pa Snort Blaster”
(Need Vinyl Images)

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BOB AND SYLVIA - SPICY 5002 BOB AND SYLVIA - SPICY 5002_0001

Spicy 5003 – Rachel Jordan – “Laugh it Up with Crack-Up”

SPICY LP 5003 (3) SPICY LP 5003 (4)

Jordan, Rachel - Spicy 23834 LP1 - Jordan, Rachel - Crack Up with Rachel (1) Jordan, Rachel - Spicy 23834 LP1 - Jordan, Rachel - Crack Up with Rachel (2)

Band Box Keyboard Label LP’s

Keyboard 7001 – The South Denver Pentecostal Choir – “Jesus the Light”
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Doggone it! This is one of two Long Plays in the Band Box catalog that we just cannot locate! – The other is Lee Sims on Rustique.

Keyboard 7002 – Reva Gardner – “The Versatile Stylings of Reva Gardner”

KEYBOARD LP 7002 (1) KEYBOARD LP 7002 (2)

Keyboard 7002 1 - Gardner, Reva - Versatile Keyboard 7002 2- Gardner, Reva - Versatile

Band Box Rustique Label LP’s

Rustique 7000 – Lee Sims – “The Fabulous Lee Sims”

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Band Box 220 – Bernie Wingert with Will Graves and his Rhythm Rangers – “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” b/w “There’s A Star In The Sky”

BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (2) BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (3)

Band Box Custom Toll Gate Label LP

Toll Gate 201 – “Souvenir Recording of Central City’s Honky Tonk Piano Man Recorded at the World Famous Toll-Gate Tavern”

STARR PAT - TOLL GATE (1) STARR PAT - TOLL GATE (2)

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Index:

Band Box Discography Artists A thru K

Band Box Discography Artists L thru Z

Karl Zomar – Columbine Records – Forerunner to Denver’s Band Box Records

(See the Band Box Page)

As far as has been determined, Band Box Records evolved from this early 1950’s mostly country label in Denver via a purchase by Victoria Morosan – Band Box owner into the early 170’s – It appears from this discography that most – if not all – of the Columbine releases occurred in 1950. Speculation has it that the label was sold in about 1953 or 1954 to Morosan – so it is not known what type of recording activity Columbine partook from 1951 through 1953 if any. The most common address for Columbine Records was 3120 Federal Blvd., in North Denver – a location which has been scraped and now a parking lot.

78 – Columbine WC 51
Marvin Meirs with Johnny O’Neill & His Orchestra
“Will You Remember?” b/w “My Lovely Lady”

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78 – Columbine 101
“White Caravan” b/w 12th Street Rag” – February, 1950
Artist Unknown

78 – Columbine 102
F. White and B. Butterfield
“Linger Awhile” b/w “South” – February, 1950

Columbine 102

78 – Columbine 104
Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers
“Guess I’m Better Off Without You” b/w “When The World Has Turned You Down” – February, 1950

COLUMBINE 104 A GRAVES COLUMBINE 104 B GRAVES

78 – Columbine 105
R. Eberhardt
“I Can Dream Can’t I” b/w “All of Me” – February, 1950

78 – Columbine 106
Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers – featuring Bill Broadway “King of the Silver Strings”
“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” b/w “I’m Paying With A Broken Heart” – 1950

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78 – Columbine 108
Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers
“Iron Horse” b/w “You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often” – May, 1950

78 – Columbine 109
Will Graves and The Rhythm Rangers
“There’s a Star in the Sky” b/w “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” – September, 1950

78 – Columbine 110
H. Hartley and the Columbine Trio
“September in the Rain” b/w “Somebody Mentioned Your Name” – October, 1950

78 – Columbine 113
Red Allen
“Lonesome Me” b/w “Red’s Talking Blues” – November, 1950

78 – Columbine 117
Carl Thorn & His Saddle Pals
“Two Eyes, Two Lips But No Heart”

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78 – Columbine 118
Roy Eberhart with the Musette Trio – “Out Where The West Begins” – December, 1950

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78 – Columbine 121 –
Johnnie Dwher with Billy Lee & the Rocky Mountain Boys –
“Automobile Gal”
(Image by Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo Blog)

DWER JOHNNIE - COLUMBINE 121 A

32 Comments

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  2. Many thanks for the shout-out – glad I could help! Cool sleuth work/pics of the locations. I think between the two of us, we have everything (grin)!!

  3. There are a few inaccuracies in your account, which I enjoyed reading nonetheless. Her name is Aurelia Victoria, but she did go by Vicky. The family did emigrate to the United States from Transylvania, Romania. However, their Romanian name is Pasca, which means bread in Romanian. The name was inadvertently changed to Paskie by Ellis Island officials as her parents entered the United States. The incorrect spelling remained much to the ire of my Grandmother. My Grandmother, however, refused to ever use the name Paskie. It was a very sore subject with her. We knew not to ever bring up the subject. She would sometimes revisit the topic and I can still hear her today say in her thick Romanian accent that the Romanians are descendants of the Romans and not Slavic, as the name Paskie would imply. Also, the photo of the house shown is not the home she had on 8th. I am not sure where the photo was taken of Grandmother playing the piano, but her home on Reed Street was not large enough to accommodate a piano. She was and will always be a great woman to me, well ahead of her time. She had an extremely high degree of intelligence and was mentally acute until she died just shy of her 97th birthday. We were best friends and I miss her enormously.

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  5. I recorded a kiddie album for Band Box in the mid-60s. Learned some time later that it had been released as a little league fund raiser. I’m producing spoken-word CD’s todayon Nostalgia Road label. Check out our Nostalgia Parade at NostalgiaRoad.com.

    • These are the type of comments that make my day! I have some more questions I hope you have time to answer. I located your LP just this summer and was thrilled. I had not seen it before. It sounds as though you didn’t know it would be released as a fund raiser. Did you actually to into the Band Box studio to record? Do you know any circumstances surrounding it’s release for the little league? How did you come to record at Band Box in the first place? I also appreciate the comments about Cliff Mitchell. I have not had success finding anything more about him until now. I am adding your comments to the Band Box Artist page both under Cliff Mitchell and the Dick Dedrick entries. What are you doing these days? Best regards. Craig

  6. PS: Also was a friend of Cliff Mitchell. He was the artist for Channel 2 when I worked there in the 50’s. A classic style: He also did movie posters for Atlas Theaters. He was fast and fabulous!

    • PS: What was your line of work and what did you do at Channel 2?

      • Thanks for your interest! Please forgive my failure to reply. I’ll keep up from now on. First off, what a great website you have. Great research on your part. As for Channel 2, I worked my way from keeper of the prop room to production manager. Also DJ on Denver stations: KLAK, KERE, KBRQ and KEZW. As for Band Box, I still can’t say enough about Cliff Mitchell’s artwork. And artists: Embert Mischler (produced a couple of sides on Studio 40 label for him); Randy King (good friend). Walt Conley (friend since college days in the mid-50’s). As for CLW label, I wrote “Dream World” for Pat Floyd.

        Yes, I recorded my kiddie album (mostly) en the Band Box studio (sitting on a piano bench, reading the scripts). Since then I’ve worked around (owned a couple of radio stations); did radio and TV spots for Jake Jabs (another country fan). Currently doing the CD’s and writing a monthly column (Nostalgia Road) for a few senior newspapers. My age (78) qualifies me for that job.

        Thanks again. I’ll be paying more attention. dd

        PS: For what it’s worth … Glen Owen belongs in the Colorado Country Hall of Fame … along with Buster Jenkins, Maury DaVolt and Ed Scott.

  7. http://www.northofpueblo.com/2012/03/daddy-eds-original-childrens-stories.html

    Dick– did you happen to see my story? Anything you can offer about this recording would be helpful.

    • Hello Lisa – Yes I did see it way back when I first started all this. I came across your story and site for the first time. In my meetings with Vicky’s granddaughter Terri Hale – I couldn’t make any connection to the “Daddy Ed” release or any association that they could determine. She told me about a couple of different studio locations that were used around Denver for recording prior to the opening of the Sheridan location. I will ask Dick Dedrick who you can see wrote in – and ask him due to his being involved in composing children’s tunes and having worked in the local broadcasting community as far back as the 1950’s.

  8. http://www.northofpueblo.com/2012_03_01_archive.html
    I still would love to solve the mystery of Daddy Ed. I figure between the two of us, we will crack it!!

    • I asked Dick Dedrick about this and he drew a blank. He was very much involved in doing children’s entertainment: composing and producing both Romper Room and Blinky The Clown TV shows here in Denver. I found the author of the “Sammy the Skunk” children’s books on line and she talks at length about her uncle “Ed”. Who knows? But her books according to the story date back only about 40 years.

    • PS: Her name is Adele Roberts

  9. I remember it well. I was lead guitar for Lee Pickett & The Blue Rhythms . A name I brought with me from Des Moines Iowa .I also did some studio work for Vicky , On Bob and Sylvia’s music. I even cut an instrumental I wrote called “The Roll” &” Ebony.”. A lot of our records are on RCS Rockabilly along with Band Box releases. Those were the days we even recorded an album “The Blue Rhythms At the KOKO Club” I was inducted into the Iowa RockNRoll Hall of Fame in 2008.At the place where Buddy’s plane went down Clear Lake Iowa. I live in Arizona Still working on CD/s.

    • So great hearing from you Marvin! The Blue Rhythms LP is one of the first Band Box records I acquired. Do you know the status of either Lee or Paul Jennings? You and Lee are both featured very prominently on world rock-a-billy sites. Must be a good feeling to know that you guys were there in the early days pioneering the sounds! Just a note – locally in Colorado there are plans in the works to induct the entire Band Box label into the Hall.

  10. Hi!
    Thanks for the reply. Lee is living in Canoga Park Ca. suburb of LA. He and his brothers have a group, called ” Colorado” and Lee is back doing some singing I understand. I don’t know how active they are but still at it. I talk with lee ever so often. The last I talked with Paul he re-married & was in Grand Junction Colo. Thanks & If you have a News-site advise I would love to get a copy of the record I cut as a single Ebony . Any suggestions?

    • I don’t if you know it, but we had a pretty good hit on a song Lee wrote called “Fatty Patty” It was released on a Label out of Hollywood Ca. Called “Jolt” Records. We made Billboard in 1958. #23 If my memory serves me right.

    • This is great information – I do have a copy of the “Ebony” single on Band Box which I would be honored to send to you. It belongs with its rightful owner! I will email you to get a mailing address.

      • I have a copy of Number 376 by the Prairie Wranglers “Nickel, Dime and a Hundred” and “Tears on your Picture”. It must have been recorded in 1966, label with red print. It is signed by “Don…..eelhe” (which might be “D. Koehler, listed as writer of both with B. Thayer.
        Don Mielke, Littleton, Colorado

  11. I have Columbia Custom “matrix information” (ZTSC / XCTV, ZTEC, etc) on the following BAND BOX record releases. Can anyone provide information on others not listed here? Send to reginald@mail2world.com

    271 (Randy King and The Country Rhythm Boys with Gene Merritts) (ZTEC matrix prefix)

    253, 272, 274, 285, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 295, 300, 301, 305, 309, 320, 322 (all with ZTSC matrix prefix)

    I’ve information on only 1 Columbia Custom pressing album release… BAND BOX BBLP-1007 THE BOLTZ FAMILY FIVE – HAWAIIAN MASTERPIECES (matrix #’s XCTV-82343 / 82344). Released 3/62 ? Were there any other BAND BOX releases pressed by Columbia Custom (Chicago)? Please provide label scans if you have info on other releases. thank you.

    REGINALD B.

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  13. Is there any further information of the life of Tony Rodelle Larson? I LOVE the two songs….”Bear Rug” and “Cool Yule.” I dream of a cache of unreleased masters!

    • I have a little on this site – Tony was a local radio DJ – I will see what additional I can round up. A couple of friends of mine in the group The Saints – backed him up on those tracks – Next time I have coffee with either one I will ask them as well

  14. Craig, is Buddy Miller on Ban Box the same artist as half of the couple Buddy & Julie Miller? That Buddy Miller was also the musical director for the TV show Nashville for the second through fourth years, taking over from T Bone Burnett.

    Just curious.

    Thanks!

    • Paul – I am just not aware of Miller’s background beyond his appearance on the Band Box label. I can’t seem to locate other Denver area musicians who ever met or saw him.

  15. Hi I found a couple records at an estate sale this weekend. Researching online I found this site. The artist name is “Argust Jarman” and I don’t see him listed here, but I do see a “Hank Jarman” listed and it says the LP’s have not surfaced. I believe I may have demos, as they don’t have the band box logo on them, but a label written with a typewriter. The logo is just black bold letters.

    The songs are:
    Side A:
    1. six days on the road
    2. Cool water
    3. Long gone lonesome blues
    4. Chug-A-Lug
    5. Mule skinner blues
    6. Abilene

    Side B:
    1. White lightenin’
    2. Baltimore
    3. Honky tonk man
    4. Breakfast with the blues
    5. Big river
    6. So dog gone lonesome.

    The top left of each label says “home of: big box”
    Keyboard – Valerie –

    The top right of each label says:
    “Rustique – Spicy labels”

    Both records are the same.

    I would love to know more! I could not find anything else online. Funny enough, I’m a singer and I used to live in Denver. I found these records in my current town, Tustin, CA. Thanks!

  16. hello, i’m the former owner of the collectors records stores in co springs in the early 80s and i have seen many band box records. the 45s with a zip code were pressed in the early 70s, don’t know if they were legit reissues or not but i had heard they were. perhaps dave stidman could elaborate on this. Giuseppe’s twist was recorded for Giuseppe’s cellar in col springs, the owner offered me a box of about a hundred of the 45 in the early 80s and i turned them down as i had several copies already and they didn’t sell. i still have several copies of band box # 103 which i got in a purchase from a western slope juker a year or so ago.

    i really enjoyed reading this page and seeing the 45 labels which i had held in my hands so many times.

  17. Thanks for posting this treasure trove of info about Band Box. I’m a country musician, born and raised in Denver, but living in Chicago, and I had no idea that there was such a thing as a Denver-based label, until I found a copy of the Hank Jarman 45, a few years ago (it’s a favorite!). The added info in the comments section is also outstanding. Does anyone know where I could get one of those Band Box T-shirts?

    • Hello Lawrence – The Band Box story is a fascinating one – and I am always receiving surprises such as the lady out in California who found three long play acetate copies of Hank Jarman Tracks – unreleased – The T-Shirts were a very limited run by a former Band Box musician who was the drummer for “Freddie and the Hitch-Hikers” and several other Colorado groups. He couldn’t obtain permission to have several sets produced. But thanks for asking!

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